Cool facts about Israel:

  •  A small Israeli-Arab village in the Lower Galilee (Arraba) has one of the highest numbers of doctors per capita in the world
  •  2,000-year-old seeds were discovered in 1963 inside an ancient jar in Israel. They were planted in 2005 and a tree that had been extinct for over 1800 years sprouted.
  • In Israel, Jewish, Christian and Muslim volunteers work side by side to aid victims of accident and illness in organizations like United Hatzalah, Magen David Adom and Zaka
  • Israeli scientists have produced a clean energy alternative from spinach
  • More than one out of every four of the medicines, treatments, and technologies in use today have Israeli roots
  • Life is about to get a lot quieter thanks to an Israeli company, Silentium, that has developed an award-winning noise cancelling technology that can be applied to almost everything – from home appliances to airplane seats.
  • An Israeli startup, StoreDot, has developed a technology that can charge a mobile phone in just 30 seconds.
  • Drought-stricken California is turning to Israel for innovative technologies to help the state combat it's worst-ever drought.
  • A Syrian refugee has created a website, Thank You Am Israel, to thank Israelis for the humanitarian aid they have given to displaced Syrians fleeing the country’s civil war.
  • A solar electricity generator and storage batteries are providing constant electricity for the first time ever to a Tanzanian village of about 7,000 subsistence farmers and cattle ranchers – thanks to the Tel Aviv University chapter of Engineers without Borders.
  • Israeli company HomeBioGas has developed anaerobic biodigesters that can turn food scraps and animal manure into clean biogas for cooking, heating and lighting.
  •  Five Israeli startups are creating new advances in ‘disability tech,’ enabling physically challenged individuals to engage in once unthinkable activities, such as traversing rugged terrain via high-tech wheelchairs.
  • A Jerusalem startup, Glide, has developed the first camera for Apple Watch, bringing game-changing functionality to wearables.
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